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how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« on: July 02 2006 05:07:00 »
i'm plannig a trip to fiji in bout 4 weeks and hope to get some good surf there. the things i'm definitely not a ripper who can handle 10'+ waves (actually i prefer something between 3 and 5')!! i surf for like 2 years, mostly point- and beach breaks, on a 6,5' shortboard and start to get the hang of turning and stuff. so would anyone recommend me to go surfing in fiji at all?
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #1 on: July 02 2006 13:07:00 »
I just got back from 3 weeks in Fiji. You can defintiely surf there. It kinda hard to get used to taking a boat out to surf but besides that I had a great time. I stayed at Namotu and got great glassy long baord waves. I also surfed wilkes which was heavy but I found a great insdie section. You will be sad if you don't surf while you ae there.
Vinaka & mahalo
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #2 on: July 12 2006 14:07:00 »
hi! i also surfed on Namotu Island in Fiji......it was for our high school's surf trip and even though i have a been surfing my whole life i still anticipated the surf to be intimidating.......but it was not. There were only about 2 days where the surf was too big for me it was about a solid 10ft, but everything under 8 was surprisingly easier than the same size surf ive had over here in california. Even if the waves are bigger than what your used too, they are absolutly PERFECT and obviously less crowded, which makes it possible to surf even bigger surf than you think. Im sure that you will be able to find a spot your comfortable with, as there are SOOO many different waves to choose from! Have a wonderful time......Fiji was and still is the greatest place on earth in my mind!
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #3 on: July 24 2006 05:07:00 »
thanks a lot guys for your tips, my plane is laeving in 2 hours, i can't wait!!
@barbara: do you remember where you stayed at namotu??
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #4 on: July 24 2006 18:07:00 »
Do the still have to let the Fajians drive the boats and drop you off at the surf spots? Went there a number of years ago, had to have a local drive you out, even w/ the camps. Yhey drop you 200m from the surf and against a strong current the go to sleep-can't get them to do anything, lazy b---ds. Give Fiji to the Indians and get something done.
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #5 on: July 24 2006 18:07:00 »
there are a couple easy spots but outside of that...it's outer reef break passages and you need to be quick and good or you'll get hurt..I was on a trip there three yrs ago with a very good crew and three of us didn't get cut up and the other were good surfers...
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #6 on: July 25 2006 09:07:00 »
Got a four day conference in Suva, then hoping to head out to surf Frigates and other breaks for few days. Any advice on where to stay - Beqa, Yanutha, Nagigia? Looking for moderate degree of comfort and also place that has boat to go to different breaks.
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #7 on: July 28 2006 00:07:00 »
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RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #8 on: September 06 2006 20:09:00 »
out there!! A NAT GEO special!!
RE: how good do you have to be to surf in fiji?« Reply #9 on: November 17 2006 20:11:00 »
It all depends on the swell, i went there in october, the surf was about waist-chest high most og the time, it was really easy and fun surf. Two days of the trip the surf was a few feet overhead and powerfull, not really a beginner day, but when the surf is big at the left, swimming pools is about 1/3 smaller and super fun.